Welcome to Dilemmas of the Day Thread!
In this thread I will announce two dilemmas a day.
In this you must take in the situation and respond accordingly to what you think should be done.Be sure to discuss your reasons and possible alternative solutions to the one that you propose. Is what you would 'actually' do different from what you 'should' do? If so, why? You may discuss your personal ideas and answers with other forum members!
I Hope I can keep this thread up and going! Originally it was going to be like a joke of the day thing...But what fun is that? ANYWAYS Let the Dilemma begin!
March 29, 2009
Dilemma #1 & 2
The sheriff in a southern town is guarding the courthouse against a mob that is about to storm it by force, in order to capture a black prisoner and lynch him even before his trial. If the mob is frustrated, many people may be killed in the ensuing riot. Should the sheriff deliver the prisoner to the mob?
A man has been sentenced to prison for armed robbery, and admits guilt for the deed. "But", he argues,"I'll never do anything of the kind again. I'm not insane or a danger to society. I would be happier out of jail than in. My wife depends on me for support and she and the children would be far happier if I were able to be the family breadwinner again. As to the influence on others, almost no one would ever know about it; you can keep the matter out of the newspapers and no one except you will ever know that the crime was committed. Therefore, you should release me" Assuming he is correct and his family may starve, what would you do?
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